COM­EDY IN THE TIMES OF THE PLAGUE

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cabaret acts, par­ty­ing till late. Via Parco Margherita, 13. T: 081407526 www.chez­moi.it CLANDALU’ - A ter­race over­look­ing the historic Gal­le­ria Navarra. Credit for its invit­ing at­mos­phere and soft mu­sic go to its charm­ing owner Al­fredo. Fea­tur­ing au­then­tic, home-cooked fare, it has hosted meet­ings, pre­sen­ta­tions and art ex­hi­bi­tions since 1997. Pi­azza dei Mar­tiri, 23. T: 0812452398 CLU COF­FEE&FOOD - A wel­com­ing, cosy tea room by day, as evening ap­proaches, it is trans­formed into a trendy venue where the beau­ti­ful peo­ple gather to en­joy ei­ther an aper­i­tivo or an af­ter­dinner glass of rum. Its real at­trac­tion is its res­tau­rant with open-plan kitchen boast­ing an ar­ray of gas­tro­nomic de­lights and an ex­cel­lent se­lec­tion of fine wines. Via Carlo Po­e­rio, 47. T: 0817641576 www.clu­napoli.com ENOTECA BELLE­DONNE - Es­tab­lished in1989 by Gio­vanni and Maria Scog­namiglio as “Vini e Oli”, their off­spring An­to­nio and Ciro sub­se­quently trans­formed this old wine cel­lar into one of Naples’ best-loved wine bars where you can re­lax, gos­sip and en­joy a glass of well-cho­sen, mostly Ital­ian wine. Vico Belle­donne a Chi­aia, 18. T: 081403162 www.enote­ca­belle­donne.com FANTASIA GELATI – Few gela­terie can boast bet­ter cream-based flavours pro­duced with pas­sion and painstak­ing at­ten­tion to lo­cally sourced in­gre­di­ents. House spe­cial­i­ties in­clude fruit­flavoured sor­bets and its brand new in­no­va­tive ice cream made from buffalo milk, char­ac­ter­ized by its au­then­tic flavour and whole­some nu­tri­tional prop­er­ties. Five Fantasia Gelati sales points are scat­tered through­out the city. Via Toledo, 381. T: 0815511212 www.fan­tasi­age­lati.it GAL­LE­RIA 19 – This cool edgy club draws a uni crowd and young Neapoli­tan lo­cals. Set in a long, cav­ernous cel­lar scat­tered with re­cy­cled fur­ni­ture dat­ing back to the ‘60s and ‘70s and in­dus­trial lamps, the venue is also home to one of the city’s best mixol­o­gists. Ex­pect a warm, old­world at­mos­phere. Via San Se­bas­tiano, 18/19. T: 08119810100 www.gal­le­ria19.it GAY ODIN – By now syn­ony­mous with au­teur choco­late, it is im­pos­si­ble to pass this shop with­out tak­ing in the heady aro­mas of Gay Odin’s ar­ti­sanal co­coa cre­ations dis­played with panache in its shop win­dow. Must-trys in­clude its typ­i­cally Neapoli­tan choco­late “cozze” (mus­sels), choco­late­coated cof­fee beans and fiery chili-choco­late combo. The venue has as many as ten sales points scat­tered through­out the city. Via V. Colonna, 15/b. T: 081418282 www.gay-odin.it GRAN CAFFÈ CIMMINO – A warm wel­com­ing place de­signed to make you feel good at all times of the day. Its ar­ti­sanal work­shop turns out au­then­tic, high-qual­ity, mouth wa­ter­ing good­ies, cakes and cock­tails. Try its buf­fet se­lec­tion, high-class home­made ice cream and au­then­tic Neapoli­tan cof­fee. via Fi­lang­ieri, 12. T: 081418303 GRAN CAFFÈ GAMBRINUS – Since 1860 Caffè Gambrinus has served as the lit­er­ary sa­lon of the city. For­merly one of the favourite haunts of crowned heads, politi­cians, jour­nal­ists, aca­demics and artists of in­ter­na­tional renown, in­clud­ing the likes of Os­car Wilde and Ben­ito Mus­solini. A Lib­erty-style jewel of ar­chi­tec­tural note, this ven­er­a­ble café sits in one of the most beau­ti­ful squares in Naples and still re­tains all of its dreamy, Belle Époque-like aura in­tact. A great place for Hav­ing lost their jobs due to the ter­ri­ble out­break of plague in 1656, a band of co­me­di­ans in­tent on con­tin­u­ing to ply their trade, cross the city dev­as­tated by the Black Death, look­ing for op­por­tu­ni­ties to per­form. The story of the city is in­ter­wo­ven with the small per­sonal dra­mas of the actors. This is the plot of the per­for­mance staged by the En Kai Pan co­op­er­a­tive and the Ais­the­sis the­atre as­so­ci­a­tion. 17-18 De­cem­ber, at 8pm. Free ad­mis­sion, book­ing com­pul­sory Archivio Storico Banco di Napoli, via dei Tri­bunali, 213, Naples. T: 3396235295 a classy cof­fee break. Via Chi­aia, 1/2, cor­ner of pi­azza Tri­este and Trento. T: 081417582 www. caf­fegam­bri­nus.com GRAN CAFFÈ LA CAFFETTIERA – The favourite haunt of busi­ness­men and chic shop­pers, this el­e­gant venue is renowned for its high-class Neapoli­tan pas­tries and gas­tron­omy. Boast­ing el­e­gant de­sign el­e­ments where no de­tail has been left to chance, it is pa­tron­ized by the crème de la crème of Neapoli­tan so­ci­ety. Pi­azza dei Mar­tiri, 26. T: 0817644243 www.grancaf­fela­caf­fet­tiera.com IL BARETTO – A land­mark venue sit­u­ated in one of the city’s most scenic ar­eas, stand­outs in­clude its iconic “scherzetto” cock­tail, made with rum, pear juice and straw­berry syrup poured into two glasses, one in­side the other, to be drunk like a shot, i.e. all at once and its Acai spe­cial, a fruit pulp sor­bet, pow­dered guaranà, royal jelly, ice and gin­seng. Via Aniello Fal­cone, 300 b/c. T: 0815603200 IL FICO – This discotheque is set within a splen­did 19th cen­tury villa. Com­plete with in­side rooms, wel­com­ing pri­vate ar­eas and a large ter­race with a view over the Gulf of Naples, it is the per­fect place to cel­e­brate at all times of the yea. Via Tasso, 466. T: 081640146 www.dis­cote­cail­fico.it IN­TRA MOENIA - Founded in 1989 next to the Greek-Ro­man walls of pi­azza Bellini, from which the venue takes its name, i.e. in­tra moenia or “in­side the walls”. A stylish, el­e­gant venue of­fer­ing food and wine, In­tra Moenia also hosts ex­hi­bi­tions, lit­er­ary events, con­certs and po­etry read­ings. Pi­azza Bellini, 70. T: 081451652 LA GARÇONNE - The per­fect place to spend an evening in the com­pany of friends ei­ther savour­ing the su­perb cui­sine pre­pared by its chef or en­joy­ing an af­ter-din­ner drink an­i­mated by live or disco mu­sic. Vico S. Maria a Cap­pella Vec­chia, 10. T: 0817643826 www.la­gar­conne.it LA MELA - One of the old­est night club in Naples, it has been go­ing strong for the past 30 years. A favourite with the Neapoli­tan elite, peo­ple come here not only to dance but also to see fashion shows or book pre­sen­ta­tions. Via dei Mille, 40bis. T: 081410270 www.lamela­club.it LA SCIMMIA – Syn­ony­mous with high-qual­ity ice cream since 1933, in ad­di­tion to its myr­iad flavours, other must-trys in­clude its frothy desserts and tra­di­tional mini ice creams. Also serves gluten-free prod­ucts for celi­acs. Pi­azza Car­ità, 4; piazzetta Nilo, 4. T: 0815520272 www.gela­te­ri­adel­lascim­mia.it LA TASCA - A cosy, in­ti­mate wine bar where you can lis­ten to soft, piped mu­sic. Also has a few out­door ta­bles and an In­ter­net point. Vico Belle­donne a Chi­aia, 6. T: 08119362635 LAZZARELLA – A land­mark venue of the Neapoli­tan “movida”. Open un­til late at night, it serves breakfast, snacks, lunch and a fine aper­i­tivo spread in the evening from around 7pm. Calata Trinità Mag­giore, 7/8. T: 0815510005 L’EBBREZZA DI NOÈ – A brasserie-wine bar combo. Only has a few ta­bles but more than 1,200 fab bot­tles. Bet­ter known for its reds than its whites. Vico Vetri­era, 9. T: 081400104 www.leb­brez­zadi­noe. com LE CIRQUE NAPLES – The first cafè-chan­tant in Italy has just launched in the spa­ces of the foyer of the iconic Salone Margherita. Le Cirque is a cof­fee bar, a the­atre, an art gallery and an en­ter­tain­ment venue. It also fea­tures a bistrot res­tau­rant. Via Santa Brigida, 65. T: 0815511756 www.lecirque­naples. com LEONE – A Lib­erty-style venue boast­ing a white and pas­tel green colour scheme. Its walls are adorned with old pho­to­graphs. Its pas­try chefs start work­ing at 4am to turn out their delectable cre­ations. Leone ex­udes an aura of old-world charm and is renowned for its au­then­tic, simple in­gre­di­ents. Riviera di Chi­aia, 61. T: 081681542 LEOPOLDO - One of the most pres­ti­gious brands of Neapoli­tan pas­tries, syn­ony­mous with all the good­ness and supreme qual­ity of an ar­ray of dif­fer­ent prod­ucts, rang­ing from sweet treats to cakes, from fresh pasta to small gour­mand del­i­ca­cies, a true labour of love! Via Toledo, 8. T: 0815512909; via Vit­to­ria Colonna, 46/47. T: 081416161 www.leopoldoin­fante.it

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